The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Windows)
|The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth|
This game has unused animations.
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...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.
The USA Wii U version has an Afterbirth executable, despite the fact that Afterbirth wasn't released for the Wii U version. It can be made to work using PC assets.
|This game is still under active development.|
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a remake of the original Binding of Isaac, doubling the amount of content, introducing console players to its special brand of dead baby jokes, bringing in an all-new soundtrack courtesy of Ridiculon, and freeing it from the painful bonds of ActionScript 2.0.
- 1 Sub-Pages
- 2 Developer Messages
- 3 Cutscene Placeholder Messages
- 4 Unused Rooms
- 5 Unused Graphics
- 5.1 Grid
- 5.2 Half Black and Soul Hearts
- 5.3 12 Room Charge
- 5.4 The Jar Expansion
- 5.5 Breath of Life
- 5.6 Angel Boss Names
- 5.7 Florian Himsl
- 5.8 Tear Cursor
- 5.9 Cage Vomit
- 5.10 Steven's Gemini Leftover
- 5.11 Sisters Vis
- 5.12 Button
- 5.13 Original Book of Belial
- 5.14 Flush
- 5.15 Unused Gamma Menu
- 5.16 Unused Item on the Collection Page
- 5.17 Unused Exploded Doors
- 5.18 Unused Dice Room Door
- 5.19 Unused Fistula Section
- 5.20 Unused Peep Expressions
- 5.21 Mega Satan Skeleton Hand
- 5.22 Unused Completion Mark
- 6 Unused Floors
- 7 Unused Item Pools
- 8 Unused Audio
- 9 Regional Differences
The first DLC expansion for Rebirth. They didn't keep the old man!
Confusing name and all, this is the second DLC expansion, requiring Afterbirth.
The third and final DLC expansion for Rebirth, requiring Afterbirth+. The time has come to repent.
The following message found in a readme warns hackers not to spoil the game for others.
You might wonder how you can open those .a files. Currently there are no tools available, and there is a reason to it. Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has a lot of content that is unlocked as you progress. It also contains some secrets. We felt that having a folder with all the spritesheets, cutscene videos, data files and whatnot would be too tempting for people to ignore. Finding out things while playing the game, either alone, with friends, or as part of an online community can be a very rewarding experience. We don't want to take that away from you. In case you like reverse engineering and absolutely want to take this beautiful game apart, we would ask you a few things. - Don't release any secrets you find to the internet. - Don't publish information on how to open the game's data files. - Don't give away the unpacked resources. The least you can do is wait until the game has been released for a couple of months, so you don't accidentally spoil it for others. If you have any questions, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cutscene Placeholder Messages
The file that stores information for cutscenes contains "temporary texts" that describe what is happening in most of the cutscenes. However, these are commented out. If you restore them and watch a cutscene in-game, a placeholder screen will appear instead of the cutscene, unless the cutscene itself had no temporary text to begin with. The screen displays a description on a dark gray background that fades to light gray.
|4||Womb (Eden)||Isaac crawls into the big chest, and re-emerges as Eden|
|5||Womb (Rubber Cement)||Isaac finds Rubber Cement in the big chest|
|6||Womb (Noose)||Isaac finds a Noose in the big chest and hangs himself|
|7||Womb (Wire Coat Hanger)||Isaac finds a Wire Coat Hanger in the big chest.|
|8||Womb (Everything is Terrible)||Isaac gets pulled into the chest by mom's hand. Everything is Terrible.|
|9||Womb (Ipecac)||Isaac finds IPECAC in the big chest.|
|10||Womb (Experimental Treatment)||Isaac finds Experimental Treatment in the big chest.|
|11||Womb (A Quarter)||Isaac finds A Quarter in the big chest.|
|12||Womb (Dr. Fetus)||Isaac finds Dr. Fetus in the big chest.|
|14||Womb (It Lives!)||N/A|
|15||Sheol||While Isaac looks at the chest, he cycles through all characters and shows a demonic form of himself. He goes into the chest and closes it from inside.|
|16||Cathedral||Isaac is seen reading the bible. He looks into the mirror and sees a demonic form of himself.|
|17||Chest||A bunch of polaroid photos from Isaac's childhoold are shown.|
|18||Dark Room||A telephone pole in front of Isaac's house shows a missing poster featuring Isaac.|
|19||Mega Satan||Isaac is inside the chest and randomly flashes from his normal form to a demon form.|
|20||Blue Womb||Chest with Isaac's remains. Isaac in a chest, his shadow transforms into a demon.|
|21||Greed Mode||Isaac dies and turns into a keeper.|
These are rooms that are not associated with any floor, so they will never be encountered.
DEFAULT_0 test room
Source: resources/rooms/00.special rooms.stb
DEFAULT_1 New Room
Source: resources/rooms/00.special rooms.stb
Objects that are placed in a grid-like fashion, such as rocks, are referred to as grid objects. With that being said, there's a lot of unused grid objects.
Early Tinted Rocks
Most of the floors' rock tilesets have early tinted rock graphics. These conspicuous tinted rocks are very similar to the ones used in the original game.
Unused Tinted Obstacles
There are tinted versions of every chapter-specific obstacle, but none of them are used in the game. Interestingly, the icons for The Catacombs and The Necropolis Steam achievements use these. Tinted Skulls were later used in the Repentance DLC, though they look and function differently.
|Basement||Cellar||Burning Basement||Caves||Catacombs||Flooded Caves||Depths
Early Indestructible Rocks
Early versions of the indestructible rocks, used in prototype versions of the game.
Half Black and Soul Hearts
Source: resources/gfx/items/pick ups/pickup_001_heart.png
12 Room Charge
Image file: \gfx\ui\ui_chargebar.png
An unused charge bar variant for a 12 room charge space bar item. This graphic has been present since the original release, but was finally used in the November 13th Afterbirth update for the Mega Blast item.
The Jar Expansion
|Prior to Afterbirth||Prior to Booster Pack 5|
Prior to Booster Pack 5, The Jar had frames for holding up to 10 hearts! After the sprite was redone the second time in Booster Pack 5, these extra frames were removed.
Breath of Life
Breath of Life initially had a different animation, almost exactly alike to Chocolate Milk's effect. However, this animation has one frame of Isaac holding his breath that isn't found in Chocolate Milk's spritesheet. It even has its own .anim2 file, paralleling Chocolate Milk's. The finished effect for Breath of Life is a gradual change of Isaac's skin tone, from perky pink to hold-my-breath blue.
Sources: resources/characters/costumes/costume_breath_of_life.png, resources/characters/costumes/costume_breath_of_life_(COLOR).png
Angel Boss Names
Placeholder names for the two Angel minibosses—actually named "Uriel" and "Gabriel" in the game's entities2.xml configuration file and in the Bestiary in the Afterbirth+ DLC—for use on the Boss Vs. screen. Since these minibosses spawn immediately by bombing angel statues, they don't get an intro and these names are never used nor needed.
Florian Himsl is still on the intro image, right next to Edmund McMillen, but is never shown in-game.
By enabling the Mouse Cursor mode on the game's "options.ini", it shows the cursor with four arrows (the one on the left). The "classic" Windows cursor is never used.
In The Cage's sprite atlas, there are several unused sprites that actually turn out to be the boss Mega Fatty's vomit-beams, only recolored. Due to the fact that The Cage doesn't necessarily have a head at all, this is possibly the reason why these sprites for one of the boss's attacks are cut out.
Steven's Gemini Leftover
As uninteresting as it is, it's still an unused leftover from Gemini.
There is an entry for "Sister Vis" within Rebirth's boss name texture file. Sisters Vis also has an unlock screen texture and noted out achievement prerequisites.
<!-- beat Sheol 10 times --> <!--<achievement id="179" text='You unlocked "Sister's Vis" in Sheol' gfx="Achievement_SistersVis.png" />-->
The Sisters Vis were finally finished and released in Afterbirth+, but they don't have to be unlocked, don't appear in Sheol, and are called "Sisters Vis" in the boss screen, not "Sister Vis."
This button/pressure plate was officially implemented in the Afterbirth update, but it's been coded and usable since day one.
This early version of the button acts like a test object for the room lock buttons and random spawn buttons in Afterbirth, though what the button spawns is different as well.
|Spawn a random chest||29%|
|Spawn 6 Attack Flies||20%|
|Spawn 6 Troll Bombs||10%|
|Activate Curse of Darkness for the rest of the floor||3%|
|Spawn a random pickup||2%|
|Spawn 15 random coins||1%|
If there are any enemies in the room, the button can't be pressed -- this includes the flies that the button spawns.
Original Book of Belial
Image file: \gfx\ui\giantbook\giantbook_006_bookofbeast.png
Found on the "giantbook" folder (on-screen animations that are shown when using certain items) contains the book from Book of Belial from the original game. The file name of the image has a different name than the actual name used for the item (in both the original Isaac and Rebirth).
The Flush item originally had an image to appear after using it.
Unused Gamma Menu
Graphics found on the main menu folder contains a more advanced gamma settings. In-game, you can only change the gamma and that's it, and pressing on the option won't cause the menu to change to another, since it's implemented inside the "Options" menu. It also has its own animation file.
Unused Item on the Collection Page
On the collection page image, the last item seems to be a "Missing Poster", however, the Missing Poster is a trinket item in the game, so this icon is never seen on the Collection table or when the game is paused. Strangely enough, the item isn't found just next of the previous item in the sheet image, it actually breaks a line after the Dog Food (last item seen in-game via the menu).
Unused Exploded Doors
In-game, when Isaac drops a bomb next to a door, the door will explode and will switch to a different graphics of the door being destroyed (a burst door), letting the player skip the room. However, not all types of doors can be destroyed with bombs. In the game files, almost every single door (except the Devil Room door) has a burst sprite. This is likely a result of the data being copy-pasted (since most of these doors use the coloring scheme of the Basement doors), not matching the special door associated with it.
However, the doors for Curse Rooms, Arcades, and the standard doors in the Chest and Dark Room have graphics for being destroyed, even though none of these are possible to destroy. The Dark Room doors are actually a complete copy-paste of the doors in Sheol, but the game loads door_21_darkroomdoor, not the one from Sheol. Images were cropped to only show the burst part of these sprite sheets.
In order: Curse Room, Arcade, Dark Room, and Chest.
Unused Dice Room Door
Add an image of the Repentance Dice Room door for comparison.
It seems that originally, the doors for the Dice Room would have had a red-ish color scheme (somewhat similar to the color scheme from the Womb/Utero). This change was probably made to prevent the player from knowing the existence of the room unless they open it with two keys (in-game, both the Vault and Dice Room require two keys to open, and the doors they use look identical). A special door graphic was later given to the Dice Room in Repentance, though it looks significantly different from the one used here.
Unused Fistula Section
An unused section for Fistula. It fits between the medium and smallest sections.
Unused Peep Expressions
Unused expressions for Peep.
Mega Satan Skeleton Hand
A skeletal version of Mega Satan's hand. The hand never spawns in his skeletal form, rendering this unused.
Unused Completion Mark
An unused completion mark, which seems to be depicting a high heel. Could have been a Mom completion mark, or being that it's next to the Mega Satan completion mark, a light/angel path alternative to Mega Satan.
By disabling the invalid seed check and using an invalid seed, you can continue the game after the Chest and Dark Room, up to a whooping additional 14 floors! They use pre-existing graphics and the same layout.
A similar feature like this was added in Afterbirth+, allowing you to continue the game multiple times after beating The Lamb.
Unused Item Pools
A few unused item pools exist, some of which have existed since Rebirth. Despite being unused, these item pools have been updated in each DLC. All existing pools can be enabled in Afterbirth and onward by picking up the Chaos item.
Key: Rebirth, Afterbirth, Afterbirth+ Repentance
An item pool containing bomb related items. Removed in Repentance, and replaced with the currently unused "shellGame" item pool.
|Boom!||Mr. Boom||Mr. Mega||Bobby-Bomb||Bomb Bag|
|Remote Detonator||Bob's Curse||Butt Bombs||Sad Bombs||Mama Mega!|
An item pool containing... even more bomb related items. Removed in Repentance, and replaced with the "batteryBum" item pool.
|Boom!||Mr. Boom||Mr. Mega||Bobby-Bomb||Bomb Bag|
|Remote Detonator||Bob's Curse||Butt Bombs||Sad Bombs||Bomber Boy|
|Scatter Bombs||Sticky Bombs||Curse of the Tower||No. 2||Explosivo|
|Glitter Bombs||Fast Bombs|
An item pool containing Mom-related items. Removed in Repentance, and replaced with the "momsChest" item pool.
|Mom's Underwear||Mom's Heels||Mom's Lipstick||Mom's Bra||Mom's Pad|
|Mom's Eye||Mom's Bottle of Pills||Mom's Contacts||Mom's Knife||Mom's Purse|
|Mom's Coin Purse||Box||Mom's Key||Mom's Eyeshadow||Mom's Wig|
|Mom's Perfume||A Snack||Mom's Pearls||Mom's Box||Moldy Bread|
An item pool comprised of poop-related items.
|Skatole||The Poop||Butt Bombs||No. 2||Brown Nugget|
A placeholder item pool.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has some unused audio found with the help of Afterbirth+ modding tools.
Early Boss Rush Outro
An early outro for the track "Ambush", which plays in miniboss rooms (or in the Boss Rush before Repentance).
Early Angel Room Appearance Jingle
An earlier version of the jingle that plays when an Angel Room appears.
Aside from the obvious change in language, the Korean secrets (in-game achievements) use different images for Cat Got Your Tongue and Everything is Terrible 2. Interestingly, Ultra Greed has a beard in the Korean versions of these images, much like in early screenshots.
|Cat Got Your Tongue|
|Everything is Terrible 2|
The Binding of Isaac series
|Windows||The Binding of Isaac • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Afterbirth, Afterbirth+, Repentance)|
- Steam - Retrieved November 4, 2014.